NEW DELHI: A BJP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that Babar Road in the national capital be renamed after Lieutenant Umar Fayaz who was killed by militants in his home state of Jammu and Kashmir on May 9. In his letter, Tejinder Pal Bagga, the spokesperson of the Delhi BJP, said renaming Babar Road after the army officer “will help in keeping his story alive … as a reminder of how a young man laid down his life for the motherland.” Bagga said his demand had “nothing to do with history” though he contended that Babar “was an attacker”. “It is not an RSS agenda as people might think. I want recognition for Lt Fayaz. It has nothing to do with history which tells us that Babar was an attacker who had come to India to rule,” he said.–PTI

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